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Palgrave Macmillan

Mediatized Worlds

Culture and Society in a Media Age

ISBN 9781137300348
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

How does the media influence our everyday lives? In which ways do our social worlds change when they interact with media? And what are the consequences for theorizing media and communication? Starting with questions like these, Mediatized Worlds discusses the transformation of our lives by their increasing mediatization. The chapters cover topics such as rethinking mediatization, mediatized communities, the mediatization of private lives and of organizational contexts, and the future perspective for mediatization research. The empirical studies offer new access to questions of mediatization – an access that grounds mediatization in life-world and social-world perspectives.

Andreas Hepp is Professor of Media and Communications Studies at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen, Germany. He is co-initiator and investigator of the research program 'Mediatized Worlds'.
Friedrich Krotz is Professor of Media and Communications Studies at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen, Germany. He is coordinator, initiator and investigator of the research program 'Mediatized Worlds'.

1. Introduction; Andreas Hepp and Friedrich Krotz
2. Mediatized Stories in Mediatized Worlds; Knut Lundby
3. Culturalizing Mediatization; Johan Fornäs
4. When Mediatization Hits the Ground; Nick Couldry
5. Media, Mediatization and Mediatized Worlds. A Discussion of Basic Concepts; Friedrich Krotz
6. Mediatized Connectivity. Historical Traits of Telephony and Theoretical Considerations about a New Dispositive of Communication; Thomas Steinmaurer
7. Intensifying Mediatization: Everyware Media and James Miller
8. From Mediation to Mediatization: The Institutionalization of New Media; Stig Hjarvard
9. Benedict in Berlin. The Mediatization of Religion; Hubert Knoblauch
10. Technology, Place and Mediatized Cosmopolitanism; Miyase Christensen
11. Mediatized Worlds of Communitization; Andreas Hepp, Matthias Berg and Cindy Roitsch
12. Media Life and the Mediatization of the Lifeworld; Mark Deuze
13. Media Love: Intimacy in Mediatized Worlds; John Storey, Katy McDonald
14. The Meaning of Home in the Context of Digitization, Mobilization and Mediatization; Corinna Peil and Jutta Röser
15. Mediatized Politics – Structures and Strategies of Discursive Participation and Online Deliberation on Twitter; Caja Thimm, Mark Dang-Anh and Jessica Einspänner
16. The Quantified Listener: Reshaping Providers and Audiences with Calculated Measurements; Jan-H. Passoth, Tilmann Sutter and Josef Wehner
17. Schools as Mediatized Worlds from a Cross-Cultural Perspective; Andreas Breiter
18. Mediatization: Concluding Thoughts and Challenges for the Future; Lynn Schofield Clark

Matthias Berg, University of Bremen, Germany
Andreas Breiter, University of Bremen, Germany
Miyase Christensen, Stockholm University, Sweden
Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Denver, USA
Nick Couldry, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Mark Dang-Anh, University of Bonn, Germany
Mark Deuze, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jessica Einspänner, University of Bonn, Germany
Johan Fornäs, Södertörn University, Sweden
Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen, Germany
Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hubert Knoblauch, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Friedrich Krotz, University of Bremen, Germany
Knut Lundby, University of Oslo, Norway
Katy McDonald, University of Sunderland, UK
James Miller, Hampshire College, USA
Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
Corinna Peil, University of Salzburg, Austria
Jutta Röser, University of Münster, Germany
Cindy Roitsch, University of Bremen, Germany
Thomas Steinmaurer, University of Salzburg, Austria
John Storey, University of Sunderland, UK.
Tilmann Sutter, Bielefeld University, Germany
Caja Thimm, University of Bonn, Germany
Josef Wehner, University of Bielefeld, Germany


"This volume offers a carefully-evidenced account of how the unfolding media and communication environment contributes to historical transformations across diverse sectors of our society. It should be read by social scientists in many fields to understand how and why mediatization matters to them." - Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
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